The Global Research Institute (GRI) at William & Mary invites applications for a post-doctoral scholar position with a focus on geospatial and/or economic analysis of development projects financed by China. This position is designed to strengthen GRI’s research capacity in this area, increase the diversity of our scholarly community, provide a mentored learning experience to the postdoctoral fellow, and support and provide additional research opportunities for undergraduate students. GRI seeks to attract promising researchers and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse populations whose life experiences and research experiences will contribute significantly to the academic mission of William & Mary and GRI.
The postdoctoral scholar will support ongoing research on Chinese development finance at AidData (an international development research lab within the GRI), and fully integrate into GRI’s thriving multidisciplinary international development research community. Additionally, for each year of the award, s/he will teach one course and direct a team of undergraduate researchers. Throughout this period, s/he will receive mentoring from faculty members and/or senior researchers affiliated with the GRI in a variety of academic development areas including: his/her ongoing research interests, how to pursue funded research, how to organize an undergraduate research lab, and how to improve his/her classroom teaching.
This position is located at AidData at William & Mary's Global Research Institute in Williamsburg, Virginia. This is a 12-month position, beginning in summer 2022 and renewable for a second year contingent on performance. The position will be open until filled, with a review of applicants beginning on December 20, 2021. All staff and faculty must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination must be provided on the employee’s first day of employment. If an accommodation is needed, please contact William & Mary Human Resources.